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alternate angles a pair of nonadjacent angles that are formed on opposite sides of a line where it crosses two others transversely.
andiron one of a pair of metal structures that supports logs in a fireplace.
antagonistic having opposite effects, or acting in different directions, as a pair of muscles. [1/2 definitions]
antler one of a pair of solid, bony, often branched horns of the male deer and related animals.
antrum a cavity within a bone, such as the pair of sinuses in the upper jaw that open into the nose.
arytenoid of or pertaining to either of a pair of small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal chords are attached. [1/3 definitions]
azygous in biology, not being part of a pair; occurring singly.
beetle1 any of several insects with two pairs of wings, of which the front pair is hard and covers the rear pair when the wings are at rest. [1/2 definitions]
bench press a weightlifting exercise in which one lies on a bench, removes a weight from a pair of overhead supports, lowers it to the chest, and raises it again.
bib the upper part of an apron or pair of overalls that protects the chest. [1/2 definitions]
bitt a strong post standing, usu. as one of a pair, on the deck of a ship, around which cables and lines are wound and caught, as in mooring. [1/3 definitions]
bivalent in genetics, a pair of similar or identical chromosomes. [1/3 definitions]
bloomer1 (pl.) a pair of loose, knee-length trousers formerly worn by girls and women as athletic wear. [1/3 definitions]
bookend a support, often ornamental and in a pair, used to prop up the end of a row of books.
brace either of a pair of signs { } used to enclose words, quantities, or musical staves to be considered together. [2/10 definitions]
braces (chiefly British) a pair of adjustable straps that are designed to support trousers, worn over the shoulders and attached to the trousers at the front and back of the waist; suspenders. [1/2 definitions]
bracket one of a pair of marks, [ or ], used to enclose and set apart words or figures. [1/7 definitions]
brush1 one of a pair of devices for playing the drums, consisting of a rod with many rigid steel wires attached to the end in a fan shape. [1/8 definitions]
bunk1 a small single bed attached to a wall, or one of a pair of single beds supported by a framework and positioned one on top of the other. [1/3 definitions]
capacitance in an electrical capacitor, the ratio of charge on either or both of a pair of conductors to their electrical potentials. [1/2 definitions]
Cartesian coordinates a pair of coordinates for locating a point on a plane by its distances from two intersecting, usu. perpendicular lines. [1/2 definitions]